West Bengal

  • A playground of mist
    Mar 26, 2015 10:31 IST

    Sangh affiliates reach out to Bengali hearts through football

    The easiest way to make way into a Bengali heart is through football, so believes the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

  • nun rape
    Mar 25, 2015 15:28 IST

    Bengal: After Ranaghat rape, Jalpaiguri missionary school threatened

    Even before a single culprit of the Ranaghat rape and loot has been arrested, the nuns of St Captanio Girl’s High School of Nagrakata, Jalpaiguri district have received four threat letters in March with the last one threatening reprisals on the lines of the March 14 Ranaghat crime.

  • Infant's heart surgery
    Mar 20, 2015 18:21 IST

    15 infants die at Kolkata hospital, families allege medical negligence

    Many people gathered in front of Dr BC Roy Postgraduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences, Kolkata, on Friday morning protesting the alleged death of 15 newborns in the last 24 hours. They alleged that the deaths were due to medical negligence and demanded an inquiry into the incident.

  • Derek O’Brien
    Mar 19, 2015 19:23 IST

    Derek O'Brien now Trinamool's chief national spokesperson

    The Trinamool Congress has appointed Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien as its chief national spokesperson, the party announced on Thursday.

  • protest, Kolkata
    Mar 18, 2015 17:34 IST

    75-year-old woman's disrobed body found in Bengal ashram

    The disrobed body of a 75-year-old woman inmate of an ashram was found on Wednesday at Katwa, 60 km from Burdwan, fuelling allegations of a second rape of a senior citizen in West Bengal in a week.

  • Asthma
    Mar 17, 2015 11:28 IST

    Rural residents now becoming vulnerable to cardio diseases

    Urban residents are no longer the only ones suffering from cardiovascular diseases. People living in villages and small towns are increasingly becoming vulnerable to these diseases including coronary artery blocks, hypertension and diabetes.

  • A security personnel
    Mar 17, 2015 11:23 IST

    Andal airport awaits DGCA approval for maiden flight

    With Airports Authority of India (AAI) aircraft completing calibration process at Andal airport on Monday, authorities of Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL) are hopeful that flight operations would soon begin from the aerodrome from April 14.

  • Nun gangrape
    Mar 17, 2015 00:03 IST

    Bengal nun gangrape: Did the criminals take train to Bangladesh border?

    The men who sexually assaulted an elderly nun at a convent in Bengal’s Nadia district and escaped with Rs 12 lakh after ransacking the adjoining school most likely fled by train to border districts of West Bengal from where investigating officers say it is relatively easy to cross over into Bangladesh thanks to the porous border.

  • Mamata Banerjee
    Mar 13, 2015 12:29 IST

    District TMC leaders in damage control mode

    The Trinamool Congress leaders in the districts have started organising meetings to nip in the bud any possibility of a spilt in the party. With the chances of former Trinamool number 2 Mukul Roy forming a new party increasing, the leaders are doing all they can to prevent the workers from joining Roy’s new outfit.

  • Transport Minister
    Mar 13, 2015 12:25 IST

    Bail plea rejected, Madan Mitra sent to judicial custody again

    Efforts by lawyers representing state transport minister Madan Mitra went in vain as a local court, on Thursday, turned down his bail plea and sent him back to judicial custody till March 26 in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.

  • Kejriwal and Modi
    Mar 12, 2015 13:26 IST

    Kolkata civic elections: Aam aadmi knocks on BJP door

    BJP leaders in the state are scheduled to hold a meeting on March 13, after which the party will fix a date to announce the names of its candidates. The polls are scheduled to be held around mid April and the party is racing against time to come out with a list of candidates.

  • Firefighters
    Mar 12, 2015 13:22 IST

    Fire breaks out at prime city hotel

    A fire broke out at Hotel Hindustan International, a five-star luxury hotel near Exide Crossing in Kolkata, on Wednesday afternoon triggering panic among the guests and hotel staff. However, there were no reports of any injuries or casualties. Three fire tenders were pressed into action and the fire was doused in less than an hour.

  • A couple wearing protective masks
    Mar 12, 2015 13:19 IST

    Pvt hospitals to face govt heat for fleecing swine flu patients

    Sources in the health department said a minister had recently sent his relative, a swine flu suspect, to a private hospital in South Kolkata on Tuesday. The hospital demanded Rs. 1 lakh for admission.

  • H1N1 flu virus
    Mar 11, 2015 11:38 IST

    Two more die of swine flu in state

    Two more swine flu deaths were reported in the city on Tuesday pushing the state death toll to 17. Nineteen more swine flu cases cases were reported in the state, pushing the number of cases to 245.

  • Mukul Roy
    Mar 11, 2015 11:34 IST

    Mukul writes to CBI, says not equipped to answer summons

    CBI sent a notice to TMC headquarters on monday, seeking info on who bought mamata’s paintings & donation details. Later Roy through an e-mail informs sleuths that he is no longer the TMC’s national general secy